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Mali Restaurant

Mali Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.malirestaurant.com
  • Phone: (404) 874-1411
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai, Sushi
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Contact: Mannie Kachintagsa (404) 874-1411

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Highland Ave.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Mali Restaurant
According to Zagat, "This "excellent" local spot where Va-Highlanders meet is known for its "great patio" and "good, reasonably priced sushi and Thai food"; it's a mystery why it's "rarely crowded", but "those who love it" and want to keep it all to themselves "hope it stays that way."
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "We were looking for a Thai restaurant in the ATL area for a double-date outing. We found Mali - and I'm glad we did. The service was great, the outdoor seating was comfortable, and more importantly the food was AMAZING! I used to love Thai food, but haven't had it too often because the last few places that I have been have been so-so, but Mali has made me a believer again! Everything was perfect! Everyone in the party enjoyed their appetizers and main dishes ---and my Mai Tai wasn't too bad either! Definitely recommend this place and we will be back!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I come to Mali Thai rather often, and it never seems to fail me. I usually get the Pad Thai and Siam Tofu, and they are delectable. The service is always friendly and attentive--I will definitely come back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Despite a mild renovation being underway, we were very pleased with the food, service and overall value. My guest lives in the neighborhood and was very familiar with Mali as a dinner spot but didn't know of the lunch menu. Again, great selection, food and value."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food here is always delicious, but service seems to have suffered. Getting food to the table was a little slow, but the problem really arose after we finished eating -- we waited nearly 30 minutes to get a check delivered and credit card processed."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Mali is a great restaurant for Thai food. it is the best in Atlanta!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food was just awesome. I cant believe even their dessert was good."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Only down side is sushi pieces are quite a bit smaller than other comparable sushi restaurants."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This restaurant is great for a special occasion, the service is great and the food is if geat quality . The food plating fits each dish perfectly. I am a spus chef in training at the East Lake Golf Club. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. The food is delicious and the prices are cheap."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Food was not only tasty, but beautifully plated. My whole family enjoyed the food. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the dining experience is one I would love to repeat. I found another new restaurant gem in Atlanta."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We live within walking distance to Mali and eat there frequently. The last couple of times have not been up to the standard we have come to expect from Mali. I don't know if they have changed their chef or maybe trying something new - I don't know. This time my wife tried the sushi and it was not good. We have eaten sushi all over town and this was some of the worst. Kroger sushi is better - way better. The tempura shrimp roll was awful......did not taste fresh. This is not the first time we've had sushi at Mali and really did not expect much but this time it was just bad. PASS ON THE SUSHI."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "This is our "go to" place! We love it. If you are thinking you should try it you should!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "A beautiful little neighborhood restaurant with authentic Thai food that was immaculately presented. The freshness of the meal positively sang on the plate and enlivened the taste buds while the outdoor patio had a very pleasant and unhurried vibe that complemented the experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Our server was not very attentive and it was extremely loud sitting on the patio! However I, and the 4 guest with me, thought the food was great! Awesome flavors and great taste! Suggestion: try the ying yangs as an appetizer, delicious!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We love going to Mali for Thai food in Atlanta. There was great weather so everyone sat out on the patio. The place was certainly buzzing on a Monday night. We enjoyed the Thai food as always. The only drawback is the beer selection isn't very big or diverse."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Even for a simple meal with my husband and a friend, this place delivers exceptional service and the highest-quality food."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "My friends and I have been going to Mali for several years. It's always a winner. My husband and I also find this is one of our favorite romantic restaurants, and introduced another couple to this awesome hot spot. We had a terrific double date!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "This is my 2nd visit and I must say it impressed me again. The food was excellent and the staff very friendly. I'd recommend to anyone that loves Thai to check this place out. You won't be disappointed. I'll be back much sooner this time."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "My wife and I have been coming to Mali for years and it never disappoints. Great food, service and atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food was excellent. If you are visiting on Saturday evening, it would behoove you to make reservations. Popular spot."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I usually like this restaurant, but last friday, it was too much. too many take out orders, too many zifty drivers. The restaurant was noisy, the service was spotty because they were too busy. and the food was ok."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Having had a great experience two weeks prior we thought we would try Mali once again and boy was it a mistake. The service was awful throughout (including a 20 minute wait at the front end without any service at all... which was a joy with a two year old!!), the food was massively delayed and when it eventually arrived it was, at best, average. Will likely give it one more try and if its this bad again we'll be consigning it to the 'never visit again' list!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "But I guess what do you expect for a Saturday night. Very loud, very crowded. Service was not as expected. We will stick to visits during the week."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Dining area is a little tight, the food an service was great. We will be back!!!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "After reading the reviews, i was very excited about this place, but the food was not up to the same as other sushi restaurants I have been to. I would give it a 3 out of 5. Service was good and the aesthetics were nice, but the fish was not as fresh as I was expecting."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Wonderful food greAt place to take someone special"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went valentines day - made a reservation on open table and had a special table requested! We got our table had a fabulous bottle if wine, split two appetizers and two main courses and were not rushed! We were well cared for by our server! And everything was great! The tempura was the best I have ever had, The curry amazing! Pad Thai was perfect - not overly sauced! And it was a lovely time in a cute city restaurant! We will be back!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Mali is just great! I had the cashew chicken and it was delicious! We live nearby and get carry out from Mali all the time."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I like everything about this place but the front of house needs work. We showed-up with a reservation and stood around for 15 minutes before being spoken to. They are lucky Im not the kind of person to get upset by that but I know a lot if people who plainly would not tolerate that kind of treatment. Overall, the food and service were good."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "MaLi was overall a wonderful experience, but make sure you get a reservation if you go for dinner on the weekend. The seating is a little cramped and the restaurant was crowded, but the food was amazing. The wait staff took good care of us despite the crowds. If you are looking for Thai or sushi I would definitely recommend MaLi as long as you don't mind a moderate noise level."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "My boyfriend & I love Mali. We eat there regularly and also do carry out frequently. The food is always delicious, service is on top of things and we always have a good time. It does get pretty busy on the weekends so I do recommend a reservation & not to be in a big hurry---- order a drink & enjoy!"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Great food - artistically displayed. Service was good as well. Had calamari - soup - shrimp in green curry sauce - was spicy! Was noisy however.."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I have never had a bad meal at Mali. The food is fantastic and the service is friendly and attentive. We get take out and eat at the restaurant on a regular basis and my family and I are never let down. My kids (age 8) love the food and the staff is very accommodating to children, especially for a nice restaurant. Thanks for taking care of me Mali!"
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "The presentation was only surpassed by the wonderful flavors experienced. I recommend ordering from the daily chefs menu."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Spider Roll, Tom Yum soup with Shrimp and Red Curry with Chicken. AMAZING!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "This was my second pleasurable dining experience at Mali in Virginia highlands. The first was on a weekday and this time on a Friday night. Reservations are highly recommended on the weekend as the place does get crowded. The food on both visits was excellent, both in plating and taste. Service was timely and delivered with a smile. The only negatives to dining at Mali are that parking is tight and the bar is small. If you enjoy Thai cuisine, then Mali is a must!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Ma~Li has always been a favorite and although it has "varied" over the years.... I come back for good food, great flavors and the dining programs (iDine + Open Table)... They are "much improved" in the last several years! The "sister" eatery "Bua" in Brookhaven has also been a favorite and has the kinks worked out as well.... Both a GREAT places - you should try them and check out the photographs from dinners on Foodspotting to see for yourself! (presentation of the plate is well done!)"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Had a wonderful meal New Year's Eve - even on a holiday got great food and wonderful service! Consistently good food here. This is a neighborhood restaurant for us and we enjoy eating here As well as their take out! Nice outside seating as well Good sushi!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I came to Mali's 15 years ago and loved it. It's still really delicious. I think it's really expensive for what you're getting though. I got a little bit of rice with my meal and they charged me $1.50 for additional rice. So other than the value issue, I think the food is delicious and the atmosphere is very nice."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Masaman veggie dish a bit heavy on the sugar but otherwise, everything good"
    Dined on 12/20/2013